What do you do with the boom and sail when rowing?
Most people will ‘brail’ the Mainsail either with a topping lift or with the first reefing line:
as you can see, there is plenty of room to manoeuvre then!
And what about night times, with the boom used to hold a tent up – where does the main go then?
Most people just roll or flake the main around the boom – tent then goes over the top of this: